A few days ago, Mr TMW and I were shopping with my Mum. As we were passing Lindcraft, I suggested that I just quickly duck in and check out the half price fabric on sale. Not a problem. They said they'd meet me in Lindcraft when they'd finished. I debated who would finish first and said I'd meet them in K-Mart.
No prizes for guessing who finished shopping first. It wasn't me... LOL!!! So, Mr TMW and Mum helped me look for fabric. Mum found this gorgeous fairy tale fabric. I couldn't resist. At the time, I didn't have a clue what I'd make with it, but I knew it would be the perfect fabric for a future, as yet unknown, project.
Fast forward a couple of days and I decided to make a pillowcase, using this tutorial from Flower Press. A pillowcase is very easy to make and you probably don't need a tutorial. However, what I especially like about the tutorial, is that it gives the measurements for pillows in a few countries, including Australia, so I know the pillowcase will fit well.
I've teamed the fairy tale fabric with a red check fabric, used both for the cuff and the back of the pillow. The red check fabric was bought on sale a few weeks ago when a friend introduced me to a new (to me) quilting shop, not too far from here.
I'm using the pillowcase instead of wrapping paper. I only put a pillow in the pillowcase to take photos. Take the pillow out, pop in some presents, including the denim shorts I've just made and the gift is ready to give.
I've come across the idea of using a pillowcase as wrapping in several places, but the first time I saw the idea, was over at Hopeful Threads. You can see some of my previous pillowcases here and here.
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